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2006-09-03 13:26:01

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifth seed Nadia Petrova became the highest seeded casualty at this year's U.S. Open when she was beaten 7-5 6-7 6-3 by France's Tatiana Golovin in the third round on Sunday. Petrova, a quarter-finalist the last two years, led by a break in the opening set but Golovin broke back and then broke again in the 11th game before serving out for the lead. The Russian hit back in the tiebreak but Golovin then broke early in the third set and held her nerve to serve out...

2006-08-20 18:51:39

By Simon Cambers CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Arnaud Clement and Tatiana Golovin made it a good day for France at the New Haven Open by reaching the second round of the traditional U.S. Open warm-up event on Sunday. Former Australian Open runner-up Clement beat compatriot Florent Serra 6-4 6-1 and Golovin squeezed past Australian Alicia Molik 4-6 7-6 6-3. Clement, who won the Legg-Mason Classic in Washington this month, broke Serra five times on his way to victory, setting up an...

2006-03-29 23:17:55

MIAMI (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova powered into her fifth semi-final in as many events this season with a 6-3 6-3 defeat of Russian rival Anastasia Myskina at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Wednesday. The fourth seed will play Moscow-born Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin, who ended the run of China's Zheng Jie with a scrappy 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory in the quarters. Men's sixth seed Ivan Ljubicic had an easier outing after he produced 34 winners to sweep past Argentine Agustin Calleri 7-6 6-3 and into...

2006-03-29 16:46:59

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tatiana Golovin ended the run of China's Zheng Jie at the Nasdaq-100 Open with a scrappy 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Men's sixth seed Ivan Ljubicic had an easier outing after he produced 34 winners to sweep past Argentine Agustin Calleri 7-6 6-3. The win kept the Croatian second behind Roger Federer in match victories this season. While the world number one boasts a 25-1 record in 2006, Ljubicic stands at 24-3. Ljubicic broke once per...

2006-03-29 14:56:22

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tatiana Golovin ended the run of China's Zheng Jie at the Nasdaq-100 Open with a scrappy 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The French teenager needed over two hours to claim victory on Jie's fourth double fault. Jie was the first Chinese woman reach the last eight at Miami. The match was plagued by 27 break points as holding serve became a chore. Golovin converted eight of her 14 chances, while Jie was successful on six of 13. The 18-year-old...

2006-02-11 13:09:42

PARIS (Reuters) - Top seed Amelie Mauresmo saved a match point on Saturday to repulse a strong challenge from 18-year-old compatriot Tatiana Golovin and set up the first all-French Paris Open final. The world number two defeated Golovin 6-7 7-5 6-2 to qualify for Sunday's final against Mary Pierce, who defeated Swiss Patty Scnhyder 6-4 6-2. Mauresmo, returning to action after she clinched her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne last month, looked destined for her first defeat of the...

2005-10-09 05:07:22

By Fred Varcoe TOKYO (Reuters) - Unseeded Wesley Moodie of South Africa upset fifth seed Mario Ancic of Croatia 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 at the Japan Open on Sunday to win his first ATP singles title. "It's great to win, especially being down match points today and yesterday. I don't think it's sunk in yet," said the 99th-ranked Moodie. Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova won the women's competition after France's Tatiana Golovin was forced to retire with a leg injury in the second set. Moodie...

2005-10-09 00:19:23

TOKYO (Reuters) - Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova won the Japan Open on Sunday after France's Tatiana Golovin was forced to retire with a leg injury in the second set. The victory was second seed Vaidisova's biggest title to date and her fourth overall. It was also her second in successive weeks having won in Seoul last week. The Czech was leading the match 7-6 3-2 when a limping Golovin called it quits in Tokyo. "I played a pretty good match but I feel really sorry we couldn't...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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